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Bruce(OR)    Posted 07-31-2018 at 00:42:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Done retired
  • Last Friday was the last official day from the work world. Now I get busy with the wife who is a tad bit older and I get to play with projects. That wonderful basic retirement check, after health and survivor cost should be around $770 from the wonderful Post office after 25 years of fed service including some military time. I could have stuck around for a bit longer but the loss could not overcome any gain.
    Trump is about to pull a fast one on fed employees and the time to run is now for me. Stay tuned in November for that anticipated update. Now if Trump makes it retroactive, oops for me. You other fed retirees done good running when you did.
    taxpayers should see a relief in the growing national debt.

    Mower    Posted 08-01-2018 at 21:29:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Apparently you've collected a government paycheck for most of your life. Social security shouldn't be much different.

    Personally, I'm glad I worked in the real world. The 401K is vastly superior to any government program.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 08-05-2018 at 14:45:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Your right.
    1/2 the time was with the underpaying feds.
    I always called it a steady financial insult.
    Working at the PO as a mech was entertainment. One guy quit and went to work at a local utility company doing oil changes on the larger trucks.
    His starting wage was ours topped out after 10 years.
    The retirement check is overwhelming.
    After 25 years, I got 1279 a month basic check, Knock off survivor benies and health care takes me down to about 770.
    When SS kicks in, it will be a nice pay hike and i won't have to raid the 401 plan so heavily.
    Gotta go.
    God Bless!!

    Carson (NCAL)    Posted 07-31-2018 at 20:38:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Bruce:

    Enjoy your retirement and thanks for your service. I have been retired for a while and cannot figure out how I had time to go to work.

    Hope you have along and happy retirement.


    Steve-N-TN    Posted 07-31-2018 at 19:26:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Congrats Bruce, welcome to the land of 6 Saturdays and a Sunday!! Thanks for your service both with the civilian side and the uniform side! You earned every bit of the retirement, so hopefully you'll be able to enjoy it!! Again, all the best!!!

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 08-01-2018 at 10:38:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I thank you gentlemen for your kind and warm wishes.
    I have often said that life is what happens while you plan for the future and that work interferes with life.
    Thus if you quit work, you can have a better life.
    After the run in with cancer last year and a twit for a manager, I could see the candle wick burning down. The gap of gain versus loss was to much and it has come time to go.
    God Bless!

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